Rare Zoanthids

26 May

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While chatting with the Atlanta Reef Club members, I stumbled across a picture of these zoas.


While yellow polyps grow like weeds under the right conditions, yellow zoas have always facinated me cause not too many people collect them.  Often times they are a morph of green zoas under extreme lighting conditions but once the zoas come home, not too many stay yellow.

While the above zoas do not have a black center plate with yellow skirt, they do look amazing. I would almost argue that these look like lions due to their yellow body and tan mane. (But I didn’t name these zoas.)  A frag of these would certainly look amazing next to some purple and blue zoanthids.  Anyone have any to trade?

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  • Hi, your site is great. Please post new zoanthids!


  • gabby

    These are called King Midas Zoas.. I hace a small colony of these and they are really nice..

  • David Cumberworth

    have had a yellow zoa for 3 years under T5s
    never grown from getting it

    great site  – can we have more pictures

  • Ron

    Love your pictures, nice to see someone that appreciates the variety of colors that make up the beauty of zoas.

  • Kirkwood

    I’m a member of the Atlanta Reef Club (ARC) and those are King Midas zoas. They are common around these parts. They are much more gold than yellow, which is an even more difficult color to find in corals. The cool thing about them is that if you touch the polyps the gold color seems to rub off and disappear, only to reappear a few days later.. Perhaps that is how they got the name King Midas.

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